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Parenting Under the Influence – ELEMENTS Series DVD

Original price was: $34.95.Current price is: $7.50.

Parenting Under The Influence is the second video in our “ELEMENTS” series. The ELEMENTS project, is a series of documentary videos that address commons factors typically identified in cases of child abuse and neglect. Parenting Under The Influence relates the element of drugs and alcohol on parenting. How big of a factor is this? What are the short and long term consequences of drug/alcohol use during pregnancy? Are toddlers in danger when they have easy access to drugs? What is it like for the children growing up in a home where the parents choose drugs and/or alcohol over them? These are some of the questions addressed in this video.

Several very brave adults will share their stories. These stories are of children lost to death or permanent removal, children born into this world already suffering addiction and some of the children being raised in wonderful adoptive families. These stories are of adults who have lost their children, freedom and significant portions of their lives. Stories of how drug and alcohol addiction changes everything. Every high school student should view this video.

Professional commentary provided by Dr. Kelly Ross MD, Dr. Jaye M. Shyken MD , Dr. Kimberly Spencer MD, Det. Kendra House, and Mo. State Rep. Holly Rehder.

Elements Series: Parenting Under The Influence – Teacher Resources

Parenting Under the Influence teacher resource was created by Kristi Hodson; Family & Consumer Sciences Teacher; Carthage High School

Grade Level: 9-12

Students will learn to:

  • Identify effects of substance use and abuse related to pregnancy and fetal development.
  •  Identify chemical risk factors that influence parenting practices.
  • Identify consequences and struggles associated with substance use and abuse.


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COPE24 Parenting Skills Program for Child Welfare Workers, Foster Care Agencies, Hospitals and Community Groups

Call 314-488-3766 or email Rene Howitt for set-up, purchase and pricing.

What does the program include?

We’ve taken 10 very common frustrating parenting situations and put them into a program, so that we can begin discussing with our youth the realities of parenting. This program includes:

  1. Teacher/Instructors manual meeting all national curriculum standards
  2. Manual also includes student worksheets and pre/post student surveys
  3. 10 parenting scenario videos. Each parenting video situation is approx. five-minutes in length. There is one video situation for each of the 10 chapters of this program

The teacher/instructor would begin the class by showing one video. Each scenario will escalate to the point of abuse, neglect, or dysfunction. The video is then stopped and the teacher/instructor can turn to class asking….what went wrong? What other choices did the parents have? What will you do?